Best Time to Visit – Mountain Zebra NP

Philip Briggs
Expert
By Philip Briggs

Philip lives in South Africa and has authored many guidebooks to African destinations, including the Bradt and Insight guides to South Africa.

Philip lives in South Africa and has authored many Africa guidebooks, including the Bradt and Insight guides to South Africa.

Philip is the author of many Africa guidebooks, including the Bradt and Insight guides to South Africa.

Philip is the author of the Bradt and Insight guides to South Africa.

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The park is primarily focused on mountain zebra and is not mainly about seeing the Big 5 animals. Since mountain zebra can be spotted throughout the year, the warmer summer months from October to March are more comfortable. Due to the high altitude, the winter months are very cold. The park is very scenic, and the landscape is more beautiful during the summer months.

Best Time October to March (It is warmer, and mountain zebra foals are born)
High Season Never (The park gets very few visitors)
Low Season Anytime (The park gets very few visitors)
Best Weather October to April (It is warmer)
Worst Weather June to August (Cold nights, evenings and mornings)

May to September Dry Season – Winter

  • There's little water in the bush, so wildlife tends to cluster around water sources
  • Lots of sunshine
  • A chance of snow in the mountains
  • It gets very cold as soon as the sun sets and it stays cold until mid-morning

October to April Wet Season – Summer

  • There are many newborn animals – the mountain zebra foals in particular
  • The landscape is covered in flowers and vegetation
  • Migratory birds make for a more varried birding experience
  • Temperatures are pleasant, and even though it is the wet season, it doesn’t rain all that much
  • It might be busier during the end-of-year school holiday, which typically runs from the start of December into the second week of January.

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